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good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. it is tuesday, september 28th. and this morning, white house shakeup. the president's chief of staff, rahm emanuel, set to announce he is stepping down, just five weeks before the midterm elections. we have news on who could replace him. terror targets. the cia ramps up missile strikes in remote pakistan, fearing a new terrorist plot is in the works targeting europe. bob woodward is here for an exclusive, live interview. wild weather, coast-to-coast. l.a.'s hottest day ever. 113 degrees melts everything in sight. as parts of the east coast see ten inches of rain. watchful eye. sarah palin cheers on her daughter, bristol, on ""dancing with the stars." and we hear a shocking revelation from jennifer grey. you'll hear from both of them
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this morning, right here. ♪ shake shake >> yeah, talk about revelations. how often do you hear someone say "dancing with the stars" saved their life? >> that's a first. >> we'll get to that later in the broadcast. first, a lot of big stories coming up. starting with the latest change at the white house. president obama's top aide, his chief of staff, set to announce he's leaving, likely at the end of the week. family considerations prevents a final decision. also, there's news out of pakistan, where the cia is intensifying a bombing campaign against the taliban. 20 drone strikes in the month of september. the most of any month this year. this comes as there's new reports of increased terrorism threats against europe. we'll talk about this with bob woodward. he's the author of "obama's
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war." that goes inside the white house war room. he'll join us live this morning. >> i know you're looking forward to sitting down with him. also, a new government study out this morning of what women earn in the workplace. more women are working in management. but have they closed the pay gap with men. the numbers are out. we begin with the two developing stories this morning. martha raddatz is standing by in washington on the missile strikes. let's go right to jake tapper, traveling with president obama, in new mexico, who broke the news on his chief of staff last night. looks like it's going to happen this week, right, j >> reporter: that's right, robin. although no final official decision has been made because of family considerations, white house officials expect a final announcement on friday. rahm emanuel has never been coy about being at the head of the city with shoulders. >> one day, i would like to run for mayor, of the city of chicago. that's always been an ambition
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of mine. >> reporter: with richard daley's announced exit, chicago democrats began angling to replace him. putting pressure on emanuel about his white house decision soon. pressure that even came from the president himself. >> i think that rahm will have to make a decision quickly because running for mayor in chicago is a serious enterprise. and i know this is something he's thinking about -- >> has he told you what he wants to do? >> he hasn't told me yet. but as soon as he does, we'll announce it. >> reporter: some possibly replacements? deputy security adviser, tom donilon. or someone from outside the administration, such as senate majority leader, tom daschle. emanuel is known for his loyalty and tenacity. and brash personality. he began each day before the sun did, often by swimming a mile. and he was perhaps the hardest working in the white house. a requirement for the job of chief of staff. >> friday just represents two
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more workdays until monday. >> reporter: robin, on friday, we also expect president obama to announce an interim replacement. an interim chief of staff, that is likely to be senior adviser, pete rouse, robin. one other issue. when emanuel first said he might run, there was talk of a decision that the announcement would not come until after the midterm elections. the field has started to get crowded. there was concern that emanuel needed to get in the race before it got too crowded. two, the business of campaigning needs to happen. 12,500 suggests due by november 22nd. and three, it just became difficult to become chief of staff at the same time as running a campaign. robin? >> jake tapper with the president, in new mexico. thank you, jake. >> robin, thanks. we're going to turn to the
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war against the taliban and al qaeda. the obama administration has stepped up drone attacks against the taliban, many crossing the border into pakistan. the offensive coming as the intelligence signals new threats in europe. we're going to talk with bob woodward about how this fits into the president's battle plan. first, from martha raddatz. >> reporter: good morning, george. there's concern that france, germany, or britain could face a terrorist attack at any time, which is one of the reasons the cia has stepped up drone attacks in pakistan's tribal areas. we were on the pakistani border with afghanistan just a few weeks ago with military officials who talked about the threat from the tribal areas. so far this month, there have been at least 20 drone strikes. that is the largest number of strikes ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" continues to create shock
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waves from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author bob woodward told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. because they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is
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in our vital national interest, to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: general david petraeus did acknowledge in an interview just a few weeks ago that there had been intellectual friction with the president. >> he wanted to leave no stone unturned. no assumption unchallenged. i think it was very, very useful. >> reporter: there is some promising news out of afghanistan this morning. with general petraeus saying high-level taliban leaders are now making efforts to reconcile with the afghan government. but afghanistan still poses a huge problem for president obama. george? >> thank you. martha raddatz. joining us now is bob woodward, author of "obama's wars." so much to talk about. let's begin with the news this morning. 20 drone attacks this month. one thing you point out in "obama's wars" this has been a theme of the entire administration from the
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beginning. this is something the president's been aggressive about. >> he has. what's interesting. the former cia director, mike hayden, warned rahm emanuel, the chief of staff, you don't solve the pakistan safe haven problem with drone attacks. lessons of vietnam, world war ii. you can't change the conditions from the air. you have to get boots on the ground. the current cia director, leon panetta, is quoted saying, we have to get boots on the ground. we have to get in there where these safe havens are that are harboring al qaeda, that are targeting not just europe, but the united states. >> that's something the pakistanis have been reluctant to give any approval to. >> it's kind of a wink and a nod. we're clearly at the point where we're going to go ahead and do it because the madness of conducting the war where literally, the taliban has safe
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haven in pakistan and there is always aerial surveillance showing trucks of fighters, taliban insurgent fighters, going from pakistan, where they rest and rearm themselves, being waved into afghanistan, through pakistani checkpoints. and what are they doing? they're going into afghanistan to kill american soldiers. >> you mentioned rahm emanuel. likely, he'll leave by the end of the week. in "obama's wars" he's clearly a big player in the war councils. doubtful this war can succeed in afghanistan. >> he's the skeptic. he says afghanistan is political fly paper. you get stuck to it. you can't get off. and at one of the meetings, president obama literally says, nothing would make rahm happier than if i said no to the 30,000 more troops. >> what difference does it make if he leaves? >> it depends on who. rahm, as you know, is one, tough cookie. and if there's something going on that the president doesn't
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like or he doesn't like, he goes in with a hammer. >> you mentioned the scene with the president -- it was almost a freudian slip. he said rahm would be happy. nothing would make rahm happier. there's another scene where he's talking to secretary gates, where gates had been reluctant to sign on to the president's compromise. and the president himself says, i'd be happy to go with 10,000 troops in afghanistan and, quote, hope for the best. i think it is one of many scenes in the book, and what struck me most about the book, where you see the president's deep ambivalence about this strategy. it appears in many, many scenes throughout this book that the president is approving a compromise that he doesn't fully believe in. >> i think it's a compromise. so, i think he clearly embraces it. but he wants out of afghanistan. he said repeatedly in these top secret meetings, i'm not doing ten years. i'm not going to spend $1
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trillion. and you look at this. when i interviewed him, i said, well, you can't lose a war on your watch. and he says, i don't think in terms of winning the war or losing the war. i want the country to be better off. and the thing you never see in all of these discussions is a president stepping up, like he did in his political campaign in 2008, and say, yes, we can. >> and that's what gets your "washington post" colleague, david ignatius. he wrote about your portrayal of the president. and he said this, woodward shows an obama who is halfway to war, doubting his strategy, as he asks young men and women to die for it. that's one thing a president must not do, sacrifice lives for
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a policy he does not think can succeed. >> he is an intellectual, as we know. he's a law professor. and he looks at the facts in afghanistan, on the ground. which i lay out. and it's a dreary picture. he can see -- last spring, in one of the meetings, he said, given that definition of the problem, i don't know how we're going to come up with a solution. intellectually, he realizes, real, real, hard. he knows as commander in chief, he has to do something. >> he's not alone in these doubts. something that's so striking that comes across throughout the book, are how the key players on the president's team don't fully believe. richard holbrooke, long-time diplomat. special diplomat for afghanistan and pakistan, it can't work. major doug lute, the president's military adviser. inside the national security council. this is a house of cards. even general david petraeus. this is all from your book. even general david petraeus, the architect of the strategy says, i don't think you win this war.
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i think you keep fighting. so, you have all these doubts. yet, a president who insists, i'm not going to be there for ten years. >> yes, that's right. and this is why i've written about this because the question that pulses throughout any long inquiry like this is, who is barack obama? who is our president? and for the first time, you can see his internal struggle, his intellectual struggle. his dealing with the military. he's dealing with his political advisers. and he set a course. the problem here is so much is unsettled. the relationships are not settled. how long are we going to be there? >> and changing again. we're now facing another review in december. already, white house aides saying, this isn't going to be a big deal. we'll probably continue on the same course for a while. the president promising the troops will come down in july of 2011.
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already a battle again, between the military and the political advisers over how deep that withdrawal is. >> precisely. so, we have in this, the definition -- i mean, this is one of the things that is going to define the obama presidency. but in a more important way, the people particularly, families out there, who have somebody in afghanistan. what is the level of -- you know, there's the x-factor in any battle. and i guess i would call it the will to win. we're just going to do it. and i suspect as all of this goes out and people look at it, the president's going to have to give some speech or get out and say, look. this is really where i stand. this is what we're doing. this is where we go from here to there. talk about unsettled, the relationships in the white house. there's lots of infighting. the chairman of the joint chiefs and the vice chairman of the joint chiefs don't get along.
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bob gates. the secretary of defense. there's a scene in the book where president obama asks him to stay for four years. gates doesn't want to do it. gates concludes that the president sounds like a rug merchant. gates is going to leave sometime next year. >> he did stay longer than he planned originally. >> he did. but you have the secretary of defense gates gets justifiable praise. he has one foot out the door. you know in any institution, when somebody has one foot out the door, can they lead? >> that's going to have to be the last word. the book is "obama's wars." it is fascinating as always. thanks very much. now, to juju chang, and the morning's news. >> hey, george, amazing insights in the war room. we'll turn now to stark new data on post-recession america. the income gap between the rich and the poor is now the widest on record.
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census figures show the top earning 20% of americans, those making a six-figure salary, received nearly half of all income generated last year. top earners added to their income, while families at the $50,000 level slipped lower. and the extreme poverty hit a record high. a u.s. soldier in iraq is in custody this morning, accused of murdering two of his fellow soldiers. investigators say the victims were arguing with specialist neftali platero when he allegedly got out a gun and started shooting. a third soldier was wounded. a big change at the irs. the agency will no longer use mail to send out tax forms. most americans already file online. and the move will save about $10 million. now, what's inside your favorite pint of ben & jerry's isn't changing. but the packaging on the outside is. the company is taking the words "all-natural" off its labels, after pressure from a consumer group which claimed the ingredients don't pass the
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all-natural test. the fda has no formal definition for the term. but the company agreed to make the change anyway. >> just don't mess with the recipe. chunky monkey. >> they folded rather than fight. >> that's right. thanks, juju. time, now, for the weather. good morning to sam champion. >> good morning, robin, george, juju. let's deal with the heavy rain on the eastern seaboard. top topic today. there's more heavy rain. the possibility of severe weather. even more flooding today. it's an area of low pressure that's pulling out of northern new england. and is this nicole? is this a tropical system that gets to florida? there's plenty of moisture there. we know it's a tropical rainfall event. we don't know how far it devlps. but we'll watch this. and it connects up this highway that seems to have built on the there's more of it this week. e n could be more than 2 inches.
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also in the raleigh area. most folks will get about an inch of rain. check out the numbers. warmest ever in l.a. 113 degrees. 1990 was 112. that was the warmest ever until here. they've been keeping records since the 1800s. long beach at 111.
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>> delicious in the middle of the country, as we like to say. more weather in the next half hour. robin? >> and for the record, george got the trivia. >> big rainbow last weekend. thank you, sam. >> don't win anything. but our admiration. let's wednesday some sweet music this half hour. country music returns to nashville, for the first time since the devastating floods in may closed the grand ole opry. the famed kons concert hall. it hosted a star-studded cast of musicians. yunji de nies back in nashville for the celebration tonight. >> reporter: what a celebration it will be. back in may, this theater was covered in water. in fact, the only way into the
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stage was on a boat. but tonight, they are ready to bring the music back to this special part of music city. it is the stage where legends, like june carter and johnny cash. dolly parton and alan jackson, have sung songs that define country music. the grand ole opry is part performance hall. part living museum. with treasures like minnie pearl's shoes. if those shoes could talk, what would they say? >> howdy. we're back. >> reporter: back in a big way. when nashville flooded, the opry sustained $20 million in damages. they spent months restoring what the water destroyed. >> you would have been in water up to right here. that's the water line. >> reporter: nashville suffered more than $1 billion in damage. at least ten people in the city lost their lives. and thousands lost their homes. brad paisley showed us what was
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left of his guitars. >> i don't think that's salvageable. >> reporter: tonight, paisley will be back on this stage, joining a star-studded cast. the building has new displays and new dressing rooms. but the spirit is unchanged. >> joy. you know, it's a celebration. it's truly a celebration for the grand ole opry to be back. >> reporter: now, after the flooding, curators here sent damaged costumes and instruments to restoration shops around the country. those are still being worked on. tonight, the focus is on this performance. robin and george? >> and so many people looking forward to that. thank you so much. so it's fitting we have kenny chesney coming up in the last half hour. also coming up, the minister under suspicion for murdering his wife. he faces questions about how his first wife died. we'll hear from stunned members of his congregation. and sarah palin hits "dancing with the stars." we'll hear what she thought of
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♪ there she is. bristol palin taking her turn on "dancing with the stars." and guess who was cheering her on. >> who could that be? >> who could that be? there she is. sarah palin. bristol palin getting a big hug last night. and she got some decent marks from the judges, as well. we say good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> i just love that tune. i'm robin roberts, on this tuesday morning. and also ahead, a closer look at the merger of two of the most popular discount airlines. southwest and airtran. how it will affect where you can fly. more importantly, how much you'll pay. we'll get answers from the ceo of southwest. also, new guidelines for the flu season. who should get the flu shot first? and should we still be worried about swine flu? dr. richard besser has the answers.
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members of a pennsylvania church are in shock this morning, after a minister was arrested on murder charges. he is accused of killing his second wife. and now, there are questions about how his first wife died. our andrea canning is here with more on that. surprising, to say the least. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this is a bizarre story. police say secrets from arthur schirmer's past are catching up to him. he was a respected pastor for decades, even serving the pennsylvania statehouse. now, he's heading to court today, to face a murder charge. pastor author schirmer's first wife, jewel, fell down a flight of stairs. in 1999. nearly a decade later, his second wife, jean, was killed in a car crash. both were ruled accidents. he appeared to be an unlucky widower.
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but some members of his congregation suspected more. >> my parents and all the older people here. >> reporter: police have charged schirmer with murder. they say newly uncovered evidence proves he killed betty jean and used the crash as a cover-up. that the car was going just 20 miles per hour. a speed too slow for her extensive injuries. traces of her blood were found inside the church. schirmer explained it by telling police, a woodpile had fell on her. >> we anticipated they were investigating. we have to face these accusations. we'll fully prepared to do so. >> reporter: the findings prompted police to reopen the death of schirmer's first wife, jewel, seen in this video. a vacuum cord was wrapped around her leg. but an autopsy concluded her injuries weren't consistent with a fall. >> we're going to conduct a brand-new investigation. >> reporter: an investigation, into another bizarre incident at the church, also yielded new suspicions on how the women died. when a congregation member committed suicide in pastor's
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office, police discovered that schirmer was having an affair with the man's wife. >> it is one for the church. >> reporter: arthur schirmer's attorney says his client denies foul play was involved in the deaths. and his daughter by his first wife says she is standing by him. schirmer's former mistress wrote an e-mail to the a.p. saying, i love a.b., with all my heart. people standing by him throughout all this. >> they are. thank you, andrea. time for the weather. let's get to sam champion. >> good morning, robin. we'll start with one of my favorite views, a look at miami this morning. with a little clouds in the background there. later today, there's more rain coming for sure. hurricane center is watching this impulse of low pressure, that tomorrow night, drifts over florida. is that low anything tropical? we won't know until it hops off the side of cuba. that is probably during the day today.
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we'll watch it very carefully. we know there's rain and wind, not coming just to south florida. but up the eastern seaboard, again, over the next 48 hours. here's the heat in l.a. it's 113 degrees. folks with tv cameras start melting things. here's a sped-up version of the ice cream melting first. i'm not sure what it has to do with butter. but the butter melts a little bit. bottom line, this morning, don't put your ice cream on the hot pavement. don't do it. 95 degrees in l.a. right in the middle of the country, it is gorgeous. all that weather and the melting all that weather and the melting dairy products, brought to you by petsmart. george? >> that's the last time.
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believe me. a big merger set to shakeup the airline industry. southwest airlines is buying airtran. some analysts say the merger could hit air travelers in higher fares. what will it mean for you? gary kelly, ceo, joins us from dallas. good morning, mr. kelly. thank you for joining us. let's get right to it. it seems like economics 101. less competition should mean higher fares. and analysts are pointing to routes to big cities like boston, new york, and baltimore, and says fliers to those cities are going to face higher fares. >> i don't think there's any reason to worry here. this is really about more low fares. southwest and airtran, overlap very, very little. so, we're going to be expanding our route map, by adding all the new cities that airtran provides. especially atlanta, new york, laguardia. we have more flights in that airport. and also, washington, reagan airport.
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it's really more competition, more low fares, more flights. and especially, for our economy and our country, more jobs. >> we looked at some of the places you do overlap. and in those cases, in some cases, southwest or regular fare was actually a little higher. you all have these want to get away fares. these big specials. instead of denver to baltimore, $385, you have $125 ticket. when you go through the merger with airtran, will you continue with the want to get away fares? >> absolutely. of course, this is 40 years of service for southwest airlines. and we are looking forward to a great future, by adding airtran to our route system. our fares are low, no matter where we fly, no matter our competition. that will stay in place.
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but i think importantly, we are the only carrier that doesn't charge for checked bags. in many cases, that can be over $100 an itinerary. so, we'll continue to have that. currently, airtran charges for bags. when they are absorbed by southwest airlines, they won't. >> that's a rock-hard pledge? the airline is not going to charge for bags? >> once it is merged into southwest airlines, we will not charge for bags. it is uncertain what airtran will do between now and that time. but southwest won't charge. >> how difficult is that going to be for southwest? you've had a very successful business model. built on always using the same plane. you only use your own website. as you get bigger, will you be able to maintain your standards of service? >> well, you know, george, i think people have wondered whether we could maintain our culture, maintain our customer
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service, our low cost. and after 40 years, again, we've proven that. so, airtran is about a 20% expansion for southwest airlines. while that is ambitious, it is manageable. it still allows us to operate an all-boeing fleet. it will be compatible with the fleet we have. one difference is, there is an aircraft type. we'll be adding the boeing 717. but there's 86 of those units. we're well prepared. now that it's public, we can begin our work there. i'm confident we can manage it and manage it well. >> gary kelly, thank you very much. we hope this does continue to be good news for consumers. and when we come back, new recommendations for the upcoming flu season. should you get the shot?
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my goodness. do you remember the long lines last year to get the flu shot? h1n1 virus and all that? there was such confusion on who should get the shots and where you could get them. and the supply was running out. fall is back. and so, flu season is upon us again. and the cdc has important, new recommendation for flu shots. and here to tell us about what we need to know, is, of course, dr. richard besser, the man who guided us through the h1n1 flu pandemic last year. what's the recommendations this year? >> this year, everything is easier. the cdc recommends flu shot for everyone older than 6 months. you don't want to lose that there's certain groups, pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and with medical conditions, the highest risk, that should get in line right
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away to get the shot. >> everyone should get it. last year, with pregnant women, there was back and forth on whether or not. >> there was. when you're pregnant, the last thing you want to do is put something in your body that you don't need. but the risk to pregnant women is greater than other women. or the general public. you want to get that shot to protect your life and the life of your baby. >> and only one shot this year. >> this year, one shot covers them both. they had the pandemic strain in the seasonal vaccine. they think that will be circulating in the community again this year. >> we showed a moment ago, the long lines and everything. remember a year ago, it was almost mass hysteria. >> people wanted the vaccine, it wasn't there. this year, the vaccine is already out there. they're making 160 million dose of vaccine. it should be there now. >> you don't anticipate shortages like last year? >> i don't think so. you know, and the earlier you get it, the longer you're
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protected. there's no reason to wait until flu is in your town. >> i remember, it was almost a year ago. we went back to your old stomping grounds in the cdc in atlanta. h1n1 is all that anyone was talking about. looking back, there's no discussion about it, that was a serious case. >> it was. people are saying, is it much ado about nothing. but the numbers show, 60 million people were sickened. more than 200,000 people in the hospital. and more than 12,000 people were killed. that's mild for a pandemic. but that's major in terms of people's health. >> everyone gets the shot this year. one shot. including pregnant women. >> get the shot. get it soon. i'd say, get it now. >> you heard it from the man. for the list of flu vaccine recommendations and guidelines, go to abcnews.com/gma. coming up next, highlights from "dancing with the stars." and what did sarah palin have to say about her daughter taking the stage? [ female announcer ] this is not a prescription.
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♪ an important night on "dancing with the stars."
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this time, minus david hasselhoff. jennifer grey is at the top of the leaderboard. at the bottom, michael bolton. and there was a surprise guest. sarah palin. how about that? the second week of "dancing with the stars." and the competition gets real. ♪ jennifer grey tops the leaderboard with the most points. and reveals new details about her incredible journey to the ballroom. >> last october, a routine examine to make sure it was safe for me to do "dancing with the stars," turned into four surgeries. i found out that my spinal cord was compressed. the cancer's curative. i'm cool. >> reporter: that wasn't the night's only triumph. ♪ bristol palin shines with her very proud mom and sister, piper, prominently cheering from the side lines. >> i'm star-struck. how are you?
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we were whooping and hollering. >> screaming. it was great. >> how did -- how does she do that? how does she do that that -- >> the shimmy? >> reporter: we spoke with her exclusively right after "dancing with the stars," to get her take fresh from the dance floor. >> so amazing. i could recognize exuberance and joy and courage. that's what these dancers show. i think it's awesome these people have an opportunity to get out there. show how quickly they can learn these things. bristol has never danced before. and she's learning steps really quickly. >> reporter: she gave us tips on what she thinks it will take to win. >> oh, my goodness. it has to be the personality being shown out there. needs to shine on through. >> she looked more comfortable this week than last week. >> she did. >> despite the gloves. >> had another reference to mom in the song. we're thinking of other mom
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songs she could sing. but jennifer grey, literally, to find a cancer because of "dancing with the stars," to have the exam like that. and she doesn't have to have further treatment. she had two surgeries last christmas eve of last year. >> the plate in the neck thing is jaw-dropping. >> they are perfectly matched, too. look at that. >> they are the front-runners. >> only 24 last night. >> trying to bring it down. >> speaking of judges, let me just say, if you watched, you noticed that bruno took off after michael bolton. and len said, that's not cool. >> he had like the worst jive in 11 seasons. >> it's a little harsh. >> maybe he'll get sympathy votes. >> i think he will. which couple will fall tonight? >> don't take kyle. i'm loving kyle. >> 9:00, 8:00 central tonight. coming up, where the jobs are. how you can get hired this holiday season. and here at "gma," too.
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>> nine residents forced out of their homes. the flames spread to two vehicles parked in the driveway. three residents suffered from smoke inhalation. we won't see the smoke but we'll feel the fire today, mike. >> absolutely. smog could be a possibility, especially the east bay valleys and the south bay. that's where we have our spare the air forecast for today. check out our record high temperatures. another hotter than average day.
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♪ no shoes ♪ no shoes no shirt ♪ ♪ no problem [ cheers and applause ] no shoes, no shirt, no problem. and guess who will be performing here live this morning? mr. kenny chesney, the country music megastar, hotter than ever. he just topped the charts with his 20th number one hit. >> 20 hits. wow. he's going to be in our next half hour. coming up right now, could the secret to weight loss be in your mind? we have a new treatment, using hypnosis to make patients think they've undergone gastric bypass surgery. i know it sounds almost
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impossible to believe. >> but there's a woman who lost 100 pounds. >> 10on pounds. >> we'll talk to juju about that. and if you're looking for work, look no further. we found 200 jobs open for the holiday season. tory johnson will tell you where the jobs are. and how sometimes the temporary jobs can turn into something full-time. and remember the movie "back to the future"? >> yeah. >> the self-tying shoes? >> yeah. >> someone invented them. and she's going to be on the show today. i love this. it's inspired by her grandmother. she has parkinson's. she came up with the self-tying shoes. there it goes. it worked. we're going to try them in a little bit. >> we will. let's get back upstairs and juju. >> good morning, everyone. hundreds of people are feared dead after a landslide in southwestern mexico in a rural town in the state of oaxaca. heavy rains triggered the mudslides that buried 100 homes while people slept.
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another shakeup at the white house. the president's chief of staff, rahm emanuel, is expected to step down on friday. back in the country, there's a new report about men and women in the work place. despite the huge strides women have made, they continue to earn less than men. today, members of congress will look into this. our claire shipman reports. >> reporter: yes, the pay gap for female managers is shrinking, finally. but only by 2 cents from 2000 to 2007. female managers now earn 81 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. compared to 79 cents before 2000. >> what's most startling to me is how little progress we've made. even though there's a bright spot in that more women are gaining education. we're closing the education gap. but we're not closing the pay gap. >> reporter: that limited progress is just one of the
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issues congresswoman caroline maloney is investigating in hearings on capitol hill today. even more stark, the fate of manager moms. they still only earn 79 cents for every dollar earned by manager dads. and no surprise, then, according to the report that female managers have only moved from 39% to 40% of the management workforce. and when they reach that level, they're less likely to have children or get married than men are. it's news that seems to fight the recent headlines. women are getting more college and graduate degrees. becoming the majority of the workforce. controlling consumer spending. outearning husbands. all while men seem to be losing jobs and momentum. >> women are major contributors to the economy. they make the major consumer decisions. so the prejudices that exist are based on ideas that we had from another time, another kind of economy. another type of family life that don't exist today. >> reporter: the only positive spin that anyone could put on
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this for me last night, was what we're seeing is a lag. between the economic reality of what women are contributing and what they're getting paid. juju? >> claire shipman. well, those new laws banning texting while driving may not be as effective as many hoped. a study from the insurance industry finds crash rates increased in four states that banned texting. some say that's because all of the other distractions. drivers are lowering phones to hide texting from police, taking their eyes off the road for even longer. now, an odd couple, turning heads in costa rica. this man and his 17-foot pet crocodile, named poncho, have been inseparable for 15 years. he found him suffering from a gunshot wound and took him home and nursed him back to health.
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when he tried to release him into the wild, poncho followed him home like a stray puppy. they have been together since. time, now, for the weather and sam champion. hey, sam. >> no. no, juju, no. >> you can do it, sam. you're an animal lover. >> we're looking at that picture, going, no. huh-uh. >> he rolls over. fetches. does all the things a little pet does. >> no. >> you can do it, sam. >> no. and has jaws that are like that -- no. no. let's get to the boards. no. the answer to that is no. and nobody wants to kiss a crocodile. i'm just -- i mean, love's everywhere. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to wog tt that's right. w to with cooler air that's moving right into the middle of the country. in the heartland, in comes much better temperatures. if you're longing for fall, minneapolis, chicagoland, at 67
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degrees. 7 ds. cooler air on ws by urs sacramento, it may take longer. inland areas will keep the heat. but that coastal cool air is drifting all the way through california >> o >> okay. we're going to start with the weather all over again until it's nice on the east coast. no, we won't. robin? >> i agree with what you're saying earlier about the
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crocodile. no. no, no, no. thanks, sam. as the obesity epidemic continues to spread, more and more americans are turning to surgery as the way to lose weight. what if you could reap all of the benefits of surgery without having to undergo the knife? juju has more on this potential power of hypnosis. it's so strong. >> that is the question. could you trick your mind into thinking you had surgery? hypnosis is so widely acceptable. an nih study finds that two-thirds of all doctors refer patients for hypnosis, when appropriate. but can you actually convince your sub conscious into believing that you had bariatric surgery? for one woman i met, the proof is in the pounds. marrianne is on a gurney, about to have gastric band surgery. she smells anesthetic. hears operating room staffs.
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and feels doctors putting a band around her stomach. it's an operation that happens tens of thousands times a year. what makes this procedure unique is that none of it is real. >> you feel relaxed. >> reporter: it's all taking place in marrianne's mind. it's called gastric mind band. it's done through hypnosis. the treatment is the brain child of hypnotherapists martin and marion shirran. >> my next door neighbor had a gastric band done. she said, i thought maybe if i came in to see you, you could hypnotize me and make me think i had one done. much cheaper. no surgery. >> reporter: the idea is to fight obesity mentally. the intensive, four-day program, also includes behavior therapy, to help patients understand what triggers their eating and resist temptation. but it culminates in the gastric
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band hypnosis session. >> we create smells in the room and have background noises. the more senses that are involved in the whole process, the stronger the suggestion is. >> reporter: i have to say, it sounds like you're waving a magic wand over someone. is that what this is? >> it's far from that. it's got to come from the person themselves. >> shrimp are good. >> reporter: which brings us back to marrianne. last year, at 325 pounds, she was ready for a change. after struggling with her weight for most of her 47 years. >> my weight controlled my life. i was more a home body. it probably prevented me from dating a lot. and just doing everyday things. >> reporter: you were really this close to trying the surgery. >> yes. i already went to my doctor. consulted with her. >> reporter: but instead of surgery, she went to see hazel newsome, the only hip know therapist in the u.s. trained by the shirrans. >> we've had hypnosis for quite some time. this is different.
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>> yes. they actually do believe they have a smaller capacity to eat. >> reporter: in your mind, you have a band around your stomach. >> yes. >> and that feels real to you? >> yes. immediately after i left, i felt different. >> reporter: how long did it take before the weight started coming off? >> it just felt like it melted off of my body overnight. >> reporter: this is her before. this is her now. >> yesterday was ten months. and i lost 120 pounds. >> reporter: how do you explain how that happened? >> through my subconscious. through my mind. my mind controls what goes into my body. >> reporter: their european clinic has been so successful, the shirrans will offer the $3,000 therapy here in new york. i'm a journalist. i'm paid to be skeptical. $3,000 is an awful lot of money to be paying for what is essentially an unproven treatment. >> type ii diabetes is also very, very expensive on your health. i don't know if you can put a
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price on it, what someone's getting. >> reporter: you have a six-month waiting list. what explains that, do you think, marion? >> word has spread now. we've had a good success rate. >> over the course of the last 4 years, we've treated over 400 people with this treatment. the success rate has been very, very high. over 74%. >> reporter: there's been no rigorous study on whether or not your process works yet. in many ways, it's unproven. >> you're dead right. a pure medical paper will probably be the next step for us. >> reporter: but marrianne has all the proof she needs. she says she doesn't just have a new body, but a new life, as well. how would you describe yourself then versus now? >> i'm dating. i go out a lot more. i'm more confident. i feel like i'm living my life now. >> reporter: you genuinely feel like a changed woman? >> i do. >> so uplifting. now, the head of the american society of clinical hypnosis says it's hard to find a field
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that hasn't used hypnosis successfully. everything from quitting smoking to irritable bowel syndrome. and especially for pain management. childbirth and some patients, surgery. >> very happy for marrianne. talking about the success rate. is it proven? >> it's a very high success rate. but it's their numbers. their reporting. 400 patients. 73% success rate. it's basically unproven until you get it published and peer-reviewed. they said we're eager to do that. that's the next step for us. if we can get the scientific documentation, we can offer it more widely. insurance companies would pay for it. that's the key. >> that is the key. juju, fascinating, to say the least. thank you. george? >> robin, thanks. anyone out there looking for elp., don't go anywhere. jobs," tory johnson ha phones and found more than 200,000 jobs that need to be fillediday she joins us right now. this is just the beinni
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there's estimates that number of jobs eedd filled by the end of the holidays could go up to 500,000 to 600,000. >> that's right. >> where should someone start? >> start close to home. how can i get hired from home? i talked to some of the companies that hire home-based agents. they will take catalog orders. process customer requests. and i looked at five companies. and among those, they have 10,000 job openings. so, alpine access. v.i.p. desk. arrives. liveops. convergence. five companies. we have other websites listed on abcnews.com website. >> and big openings in retail. >> that's what we expect, right? i talked to jcpenney. 30,000 jobs. toys "r" us is opening 600 pop-up, express locations. >> what are those? >> those are not sort of the traditional, big toys "r" us stores that we see right now out our window. but rather one that's in an empty location. they just take it over for the holiday season. so, just for those pop-up
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locations, 10,000 jobs are going to be created, in addition to the 35,000 seasonal jobs. so, 45,000 jobs, specifically at toys "r" us. maybe you'll find your magic at macy's in one of their 65,000 openings. >> there's a whole lot of jobs in areas related to retail. >> specifically, security. more people in stores. greater need for security. as well as shipping. one company, allied barton, a national company, has 1,000 seasonal positions. they'll hire security guards. u.p.s., 50,000 jobs. for driver, helpers and package sorters. fedex hasn't released their numbers yet. but just can u.p.s., a pretty big number. >> and because the holliday season gets so busy, everyone with kids looking for a sitter. >> a baby sitter. but also pet sitting pretty big. individuals, families will travel. and so, there are companies that will help place people into pet sitting positions. care.com, seeking sitters also told me, big premium if you're willing to baby-sit on new
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year's eve. >> triple. >> you want to start right now, so that kids and families that want to request you. you're not going to be this new face that shows up on new year's eve. >> that's the key for all of these jobs. you have to move quickly. >> apply now. i want you to start right now. we're still in september. and yet, starting right now is key. being flexible. so, maybe you want that cushy schedule. but the more flexible you can be, on shifts, days, nights, weekends, overnights, the more opportunity you'll have. apply in person anytime you can. obviously, for home-based work, you're not going to be able to do that. but if there's a store, go to the in-store kiosk. small, little stores, as well as the big chains. i said, are you going to be hiring for the holidays? everyone said yes. apply in person. chat up the manager. ask when can i follow-up? and you can put a face to that
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resume. and double up. double up on your gigs. most of the seasonal jobs pay minimum wage to $12 an hour. you're not going to get rich in a part-time, seasonal position. but if you do a couple of those jobs, it can make up for whatever full-time income -- that's right. >> tory johnson, thanks very much. we have more details on our website, abcnews.com/gma. when we come back, the footwear of the future. shoes that tie themselves. they may be closer than you think. thank you! ♪ phew! [ ernie ] we make our cookies the way only keebler elves can: with a little something extra. so every bite can be uncommonly good. but viva puts 35% more towel between you and the mess. 35% more? are you ready to take that 1-step?
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power laces. all right. >> remember that scene? michael j. fox, "back to the future 2" in the futuristic shoes with the power laces. this morning, we have an inventor who thinks that future may be closer than we think.
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her name is blake beven. >> we saw the trilogy. and it was a gadget. >> a disclaimer here. you flew through san francisco. went through security. and the security made you take the shoe apart? >> yeah. very quickly. >> tell us how it works. >> there's an electric and mechanical components integrated in the sole. you flip it on. >> nice. >> wow. >> and press and it comes undone. >> how did you come up with that? >> it was pretty simple. i had experimentation. but all in all, about 12 hours. and it was done. >> that's it? 12 hours. that's amazing. i was told you're like macgyver around the hotel you manager. >> i like playing with legos.
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>> i have to make a special request. anyone with a 5-year-old, can you make those in smaller sizes? >> yeah. >> you made it for your grandmother? >> yeah. she suffers from parkinson's disease. after the first video went viral, i started getting contacted by a lot of people, who said something like this could help them. so, my grandmother, especially. so, i thought there's actually people that could use something like this. so, i put it together. >> there were over 1 million hits when you put it on youtube. but you want to improve on this and how? >> yeah. i'm trying to raise funding right now. reaching out to the public right now. go to my website. after i get the funding, i'll build an improved version that's completely hands-free. it will be more polished. >> nike's going to be knocking on your website. they're coming out with a
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self-tying shoe. >> they patented something like that. my mechanism is different. i'm not going to make something like that. some companies just patent to patent. nike cares about athletes. we're looking for disabled and elderly. >> for more information, go to our website, abcnews.com. give your grandma a hug for us. i can do a little cash... 50 on this card, maybe do... or you can use kmart layaway - with just $5, plus a little down - you spread the payments/ over eight weeks with no finance charges. you're good! no matter how you do the math - kmrt layaway, is the easy way to pay. there's smart and there's kmart smart.,
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call or click today. ♪ a six-year-old oakland girl is in the hospital after being shot while she slept. about 2:00 this morning, gunmen fired 25 rounds into the back side of this home on seminary avenue. there were ten people inside but only the girl was wounds. her sister thinks her 18-year-old brother was the intended target. they believe it was gang-related. the death of an inmate won't happen until 9 p.m. thursday the earliest. convicted rapist and killer, brown, the date leaves three hours before the date expires on one of the lethal injection drugs to be used. an update on the tuesday morning traffic. frances? >> hi, eric. very busy everywhere. there's a new injury accident in hayward, northbound 880 at 8th
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welcome back. yes, it's going to be hot today but also poor air quality possible. our two big headlines. east bay and the south bay, those valleys are going to have problems with unhealthy air. we look at the temperatures today. where you see a star, that's where a record high is possible. 70 half moon bay, mid to upper 80s richmond, san francisco. to mid-90s through the bay. valleys upper 90s to low 100s.
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cool trends begins tomorrow. back ♪ living fast forward living like a rock star ♪ ♪ out of control i've been living fast forward ♪ the one and only kenny chesney. country music megastar. sold over 30 million albums. has 20 number hits. "boys of fall," that's his latest number one hit. and no one looks better in a pair of jeans than that man right there.
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we say good morning, america. you're number two, george. you're a close second. >> thank you. >> when you're in jeans, close second. >> think it's like this. every once in a while, you like to have southerners come on the show. every once in a while, i like to have a greek come by. we have michael chiklis, from "no ordinary family." the new abc show. it's a fast fascinating premise. this is a family that gets in a plane crash. coming out of the plane crash, they develop superpowers. we'll get to that in a little bit. >> like the movie "the incredibles." sam? >> george, you have the big interview. hold on to the mic for me. i'm going to try to lift the car. we're going to see if this works. anybody can be a superhero. you have to bring it down. keep it near the face. keep it near the face. and we're going to -- i'm one-handing it.
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george, robin, can you see it? can you get the car for me? hold on to that for me. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on i want to tell you about before you head out the door. anybody can lift a car. no. don't leave it standing in the air. that looks bad. here's a line of thunderstorms and thunder showers may develop today. it's anywhere from the carolina coastline, through new york city. that heavy rain is going to be in florida late tonight, as the low moves in that direction. the heat wave moves a little inland, away from the shoreline. california gets much better conditions on the coast. i'm out of breath. i don't know why. >> well, you just lifted a car. >> i think you're doing all the work.
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i don't know if it really worked, george. did it look like i lifted the car? all that weather was brought to you by progressive. >> sam with superpowers. another man that has superpowers in his new show, actor michael chiklis. he won an emmy and a golden globe, for his role as a gritty cop on "the shield." once again, his character is far from ordinary. on the abc show "no ordinary family." chiklis plays a father whose family survives a plane crash. and they come out of it, with superpowers. we're going to make our parents happy tonight. >> two greeks, talking it up. having a great time on national television. you have to love it. >> tell us about the show. i love the premise. the superpower each family member develops makes up for something they think they're lacking. >> that's one of the things that
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attracted me to this pilot. it showed some accumen on the part of the writers that it wasn't just arbitrary that we got different powers. i feel like i haven't been a strong enough father and husband. and i just feel inadequate. and i end up getting superstrength. my wife is a very successful scientist. but she feels like she's been -- there's not enough time in the day. she can't get everything done. that's typical. exactly. she ends up with superspeed. my daughter, typically, of a teenager, is a bit of a narcissist and can't read into people's thoughts and can't see into people. she ends up having clairvoyance. my youngest son, he's about to be in remedial classes. he ends up being a supergenius. all the superpowers happen to tap into -- >> it must be cool to watch them come to grips with the powers they've never had before.
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>> one thing that we've found in superhero-type shows is people get the superpowers. and it's like by the end of the first act, they're like, i've got superpowers. so, we wanted to stay with the wonder of that for a while. and the effects of that, both positive and negative. and there would be many. i can't imagine really -- well, i'm trying to imagine what it would be like to actually -- if this were true. we want to ground it in some reality. >> human reality. >> exactly. >> you brought the a clip. tell us about it. >> it's funny. i was injured during this clip. it was the very first day, the very first shot of the pilot. and i have to jump off a roof. my co-star, romany malco, who is hilarious, is convinced i can fly. i'm not convinced of it. he convinces me to jump off a
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roof. on the first set of takes, i go sprinting. it's 7:00 in the morning. it's chilly in l.a., in the early hours. without warming up, i go sprinting and jumping off the roof. when i jumped, my calf ripped. >> here's what it looks like. >> so, here we go. >> okay. you can't fly. but you can jump.
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>> that looks like a lot of fun. and this is the first tv show you've done. you've done so many of them. you want your daughters to watch. >> that's true. that's right. my 11-year-old was starting to wonder if i was an actor at all. dad, can i see your shows? honey, that's really grown-up stuff. and it's nice to be able -- actually, that's another thing. when i was reading through the different pilot scripts this season. this was the first thing -- everything is broken up into niche entertainment. and there's little that you can sit together and watch and be entertained by. and this is something i thought would appeal to everybody. so, i was excited to take it on. yeah. in that clip, by the way, i was 110 feet up on the wire. 110 feet's high. >> yeah. don't look down.
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>> well, i couldn't help it because i was facing down. and there's no -- that's me. and it scared me. i do that often now. i just don't tell my wife what i'm doing at work. >> michael chiklis, good luck with it. >> pleasure. >> "no ordinary family" premieres tonight. coming up next, country superstar, kenny chesney, performs live.
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state budget cuts are crippling my classroom,
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so i can't believe the sacramento politicians cut a backroom deal that will give our state's wealthiest corporations a new billion dollar tax give-away, a new handout that can only mean larger class sizes and even more teacher layoffs. but passing prop 24 can change all that. prop 24 repeals the unfair corporate give-away and puts our priorities first. vote yes on prop 24, because it's time to give our schools a break, not the big corporations.
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♪ no shoes no shirt ♪ our fall concert series, full swing now. this morning, we have none other than kenny chesney. the country superstar. he's just wracked up his 20th number one hit, with his new song, "boys of fall." it's off his cd, "hemingway's whiskey." you like hemingway. >> i do. >> since last we saw you, loved kenny chesney summer in 3-d. that was fantastic. >> i felt it described what me and the guys do on stage. the energy that's there every night. and everything that is our show. it was a lot of work. but a lot of fun to make. >> you guys are working for a living. >> yeah. we are. yeah. >> it's a lot of fun to see.
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and this new video, "boys of fall," you had so much footage. you made a fabulous documentary, that i saw last night on espn. that had to be a thrill for you. >> i love it. growing up in east tennessee, i was consumed by sports. mainly football. and sports has always been very passionate about it. and making this film, "the boys of fall" film, i got to go across the country and talk to people i never thought i would meet, much less interview about their life and football and why it matters to so many. and why it matters to me. to hear joe namath and all these guys to talk about why it mat r matters to them, was a thrill of my life. >> and you met brett favre, didn't you? >> i did. and brett fed us, by the way. >> that's the end of the story. they ate very well. >> we ate well. >> tell us more about -- you made us wait three years for another studio album.
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it was so much worth the wait. >> i had the greatest hits out that was out. thank the lord that i'm at a point in my career where i can have that happen to me. i wanted to concentrate on the music this year. we didn't tour that much. we did a few shows. i wanted to concentrate for once on music. the last several records i've done i've been balancing both worlds. i would be on the road. and work monday, tuesday, wednesday in the studio. and be somewhere else on the weekend. balancing those worlds, i didn't want to do that on this record. i thought this record was incredibly important for me and the fans. the fans have invested a lot in my life. i've invested in theirs. i wanted to protect that investment. >> thank you. you keep your ticket prices down, too. that's very nice of you. kenny chesney, performing his number one hit, "boys of fall," from his new "hemingway's
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whiskey." ♪ when i feel that chill smell that fresh-cut grass ♪ ♪ i'm back in my helmet cleats and shoulder pads ♪ ♪ standing in the huddle listening to the call ♪ ♪ fans going crazy for the boys of fall ♪ ♪ they didn't just let anybody in that club ♪ ♪ took every wouns of heart and sweat and blood ♪ ♪ to get to wear those game day jerseys down the hall ♪ ♪ the kings of the school, man we're the boys of fall ♪ ♪ well, it's turn and face
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the stars and stripes ♪ ♪ it's fighting back them butterflies ♪ ♪ it's call it in the air all right, yes, sir ♪ ♪ we want the ball and it's knocking heads ♪ ♪ and talking trash it's singing mud ♪ ♪ and dirt and grass it's i got your number ♪ ♪ i got your back when your back's ♪ ♪ against the wall you mess with one man ♪ ♪ you got us all the boys of fall ♪ ♪ in little towns like mine that's all they got ♪ ♪ newspaper clippings fill the coffee shops ♪ ♪ the old men will always think they know it all ♪
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♪ young girls will dream about the boys of fall ♪ ♪ well, it's turn and face the stars and stripes ♪ ♪ it's fighting back them butterflies ♪ ♪ it's call it in the air all right, yes, sir ♪ ♪ we want the ball it's knocking heads ♪ ♪ and talking trash it's slinging mud ♪ ♪ and dirt and grass it's i got your number ♪ ♪ got your back when your back's ♪ ♪ against the wall you mess with one man ♪ ♪ you got us all the boys of fall ♪ ♪ well, it's turn and face the stars and stripes ♪ ♪ it's fighting back them butterflies ♪ ♪ it's call it in the air
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all right, yes, sir ♪ ♪ we want the ball it's knocking heads ♪ ♪ and talking trash it's slinging mud ♪ ♪ and dirt and grass it's i got your number ♪ ♪ got your back when your back's ♪ ♪ against the wall you mess with one man ♪ ♪ you got us all the boys of fall ♪ >> thank you.
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more. do you want more from kenny chesney? [ cheers and applause ]
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we're back with our fall concert series. and kenny chesney performing another song called "coastal." again from his dvd/cd set, "hemingway's whiskey." ♪ tank top love handles ♪ ♪ tube socks jesus sandals ♪ ♪ cheap blender ice bucket ♪ ♪ raw oysters yeah give me one and shuck it ♪ ♪ holds up a frozen orange daiquiri ♪ ♪ and laughs here's to the boys at the factory ♪
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♪ no more building transmissions he's going deep sea fishing ♪ ♪ catch a marlin catch a tan ♪ ♪ catch a local cover band hey you gotta watch that man ♪ ♪ he'll go coastal on ya ♪ silver hair silver buick ♪ ♪ winter's coming better move it ♪ ♪ southbound before they get snowed under ♪ ♪ call the kids, tell 'em see you next summer ♪ ♪ no more freezing their tails off ♪ ♪ it's cataract sunglasses and a round of golf red skin, green plaid
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margarita, dog track ♪ ♪ before you know it mom and dad ♪ ♪ they'll go coastal on ya ♪ sounds so good got me thinking ♪ ♪ what do y'all say after i'm done singing ♪ ♪ we just take a little getaway cruise it down the a-1a ♪ ♪ florabama to the keys better keep your eye on me ♪ ♪ i'll go coastal on ya i'll go coastal on ya ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you.
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our thanks to kenny and the boys for being part of our fall concert series. love it when you come by here. and photos and videos of after
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owl our fall concert performers at "gma"cancers.com. >> when we come back tomorrow, the latest couple booted off "dancing with the stars." they will join us tomorrow morning. who do you think it will be? >> michael bolton. >> everybody out there agrees with you. >> just a guess. >> i don't have an opinion. >> thanks. on a d
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♪ governor schwarzenegger and top legislative leaders meet at noon today to work on a budget deal. think met last night for the first time since last thursday. the governor says the legislature could vote on a deal the next week or so. lawmakers are hammering out agreements on budget cuts, taxes and pension reform. mike, hot and bad air. >> exactly. spare the air day. another for the east bay valleys and the santa clara valley. we have temperatures that could set records high today but the good news if you don't like the heat today is the last hot day. a cooling trend begins tomorrow. frances? >> an injury accident at stevens creek apparently block being the two left lanes. north 280 jammed and northbound

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